In safety news:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is set to release a notice of proposed rulemaking today which would increase the training requirements for entry-level commercial truck and bus drivers. According to Business Insurance, the rule mandates at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training before receiving a Class A commercial driver’s license (vehicles in excess of 26,001 pounds), including at least 10 hours of driving range practice. Drivers of school buses, public buses and motor coaches would need at least 15 hours of behind-the-wheel training, including at least seven hours on a driving practice range, to get a Class B commercial driver’s license.

Read more details about the proposal via FMCSA here. Read further coverage from Business Insurance here.

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